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2011-2012: Undergraduate Catalog

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Academic Year

2011-2012

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Music

Department Chair

Michael Sullivan, S.M. msullivan@stmarytx.edu

Description of Program/Major

St. Mary's University music majors learn to become trained musicians, teachers, and performers so they can excel in their careers or in graduate studies.The music program provides a solid foundation in music theory, music history, composition, conducting, and performance ensembles. All music majors take private lessons in voice or in their chosen instrument.

Music students posess both analytical skills and creativity and are highly motivated and self-disciplined. All music majors take four semesters of piano, and aspiring educators learn to teach young people how to play instruments through a series of methods courses. Music students have the opportunity to perform extensively, both in solo and ensemble situations.They also gain practical skills that help them excel both on stage and in the classroom.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (SMC)
St. Mary's University Core (30 Hours)
All St. Mary's Core SMC13## "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC23## "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection: Self (Formerly PL 1310)3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God (Formerly TH 2301)3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics (Formerly PL 2332)3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice: Fine Arts and Creative Process (Formerly FA 1101, FA 1102, FA 1103)3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community and Civilization3

School Specific Core (SSC)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core (30 Hours)

SpeechSE 1321 (for international students), SE 1341, SE 2333, SE 33913
Composition and Rhetoric (grade of "C" or better)EN 1311, EN 1313 (for international students)3
Mathematics MT 1301, MT 1302, MT 1303, MT 1305, MT 1306, MT 1411, MT 24123
Foreign LanguagesSix hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year;
Or, 6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied;
Or, 12 hours of CLEP credit for a language previously studied.
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HistoryHS 1301, HS 1302, HS 1303, HS 1351, HS 1352, HS 3312 (or any HS courses pending AC approval)3
ScienceBL 1301, BL 1302, BL 3311, BL 3312, CH 1303, CH 1304, CH 1401, CH 1402, EG 2300, ES 1300, ES 1303, ES 1304, ES 1373, PY 1300, PY 1310, PY 1401, PY 14023
TheologyAdvanced Theology 33XX, HU 33033
Fine ArtsAR, DM, MU3
LiteratureEN 23XX3

Four Year Degree Plan

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
MU 1001 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 1002 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 1111 Applied Music (1)
Applied Aural Skills

MU 1112 Applied Music: Piano Proficien (1)
Applied Aural Skills

MU 1121 Aural Skills (1)
Basic music theory lab to include ear-training, solfeggio, rhythm drill, keyboard harmony, transposition, and improvising accompaniments. This course is taken with Basic Musicianship (MU 1321, 1322).

MU 1122 Aural Skills (1)
Basic music theory lab to include ear-training, solfeggio, rhythm drill, keyboard harmony, transposition, and improvising accompaniments. This course is taken with Basic Musicianship (MU 1321, 1322).

MU 1151 Concert Choir (1)
Rehearses and performs sacred and secular choral literature from various periods and styles. Concerts and special Masses on and off campus. Open to all St. Mary's students with permission of director. Required each semester for voice majors. May be taken by Free Audit.

MU 1152 Concert Choir (1)
Rehearses and performs sacred and secular choral literature from various periods and styles. Concerts and special Masses on and off campus. Open to all St. Mary's students with permission of director. Required each semester for voice majors. May be taken by Free Audit.

MU 1153 Concert Band (1)
Band literature in music education. Rehearsal and performance of band music. Anyone may join, with permission of director. Required each semester for band instrument majors. May be taken by Free Audit.

MU 1154 Concert Band (1)
Band literature in music education. Rehearsal and performance of band music. Anyone may join, with permission of director. Required each semester for band instrument majors. May be taken by Free Audit.

MU 1155 Jazz Laboratory (1)
Membership by audition. Jazz ensembles, big band, combos, improvisation. Rehearsal and performance of jazz music. May be taken by Free Audit.

MU 1156 Jazz Laboratory (1)
Membership by audition. Jazz ensembles, big band, combos, improvisation. Rehearsal and performance of jazz music. May be taken by Free Audit.

MU 1157 Brass Ensembles (1)
Brass Ensembles (Quintets, etc.)

MU 1158 Brass Ensemble (1)
Brass Ensembles (Quintets, etc.)

MU 1159 Woodwind Ensembles (1)
Woodwind Ensembles (Quintets, etc.)

MU 1160 Woodwind Ensemble (1)
Woodwind Ensembles (Quintets, etc.)

MU 1161 Percussion Ensembles (1)
Percussion Ensembles (Quintets, etc.)

MU 1162 Percussion Ensembles (1)
Percussion Ensembles (Quintets, etc.)

MU 1163 Chamber Choir/Vocal Ensembles (1)
Chamber Choir/Vocal Ensembles

MU 1164 Chamber Choir/Vocal Ensembles (1)
Chamber Choir/Vocal Ensembles

MU 1165 Rattler Band(Pep Band) (1)
Rattler Band (Pep Band)

MU 1167 Guitar Ensembles (1)
Guitar Ensembles

MU 1168 Guitar Ensembles (1)
Guitar Ensembles

MU 1171 Jazz Combo (1)
Jazz Combo

MU 1211 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (2)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 1212 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (2)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 1301 Applied Classes (3)
Class Piano

MU 1311 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (3)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 1312 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (3)
Applied Musicianship

MU 1321 Basic Musicianship (3)
Basic music theory. Clefs. Key signatures. Scales. Elementary forms. Basic music vocabulary. Melody-writing. Multi-voice writing (Common Practice Period). Analysis. Lab will include ear-training, solfeggio, rhythm drill, keyboard harmony, transposition, and improvising accompaniments. For music majors and minors only.

MU 1322 Basic Musicianship (3)
Basic music theory. Clefs. Key signatures. Scales. Elementary forms. Basic music vocabulary. Melody-writing. Multi-voice writing (Common Practice Period). Analysis. Lab will include ear-training, solfeggio, rhythm drill, keyboard harmony, transposition, and improvising accompaniments.For music majors and minors only.

MU 2001 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 2002 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 2113 Applied Music (1)
Preparatory and advanced work in technique and literature of piano, voice, guitar,strings, and band instruments. Individual and/or group instruction on major or secondary instrument 1/2 hour aweek (practice 6 hours). Additional work for credit at any level may be requested by the Music faculty. Applied work may also be taken in conducting, composition, computer/synthesizer music, and other skill areas, with consent of the Music faculty. Unless student is a music major or music minor, applied music courses may be taken only on a P/NP basis. All piano and guitar majors must have lab experience in accompanying.

MU 2114 Private Lessons (1)
Preparatory and advanced work in technique and literature of piano, voice, guitar,strings, and band instruments. Individual and/or group instruction on major or secondary instrument 1/2 hour aweek (practice 6 hours). Additional work for credit at any level may be requested by the Music faculty. Applied work may also be taken in conducting, composition, computer/synthesizer music, and other skill areas, with consent of the Music faculty. Unless student is a music major or music minor, applied music courses may be taken only on a P/NP basis. All piano and guitar majors must have lab experience in accompanying.

MU 2210 LS Applied Living Symphony (2)
Applied Arranging & Orchestration

MU 2213 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (2)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 2214 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (2)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 2230 The Living Symphony (2)
Students will study and explore a number of great musical works and encounter them as living art forms through concerts. Required attendance at five San Antonio Symphony performances.

MU 2311 Applied Music History (3)
Applied Music History

MU 2313 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (3)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 2314 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (3)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 2331 Music History: Medieval through Classical (3)
The study of music history and literature of the Medieval through the Classical periods. Includes listening and score study, with emphasis on the development of form. Examination of social setting and function, historical importance, aesthetics, and composers' biographies.

MU 3001 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 3002 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 3115 Applied Music Arranging&Orches (1)
Applied Arranging & Orchestration

MU 3116 Private Lessons (1)
Preparatory and advanced work in technique and literature of piano, voice, guitar,strings, and band instruments. Individual and/or group instruction on major or secondary instrument 1/2 hour a week (practice 6 hours). Additional work for credit at any level may be requested by the Music faculty. Applied work may also be taken in conducting, composition, computer/synthesizer music, and other skill areas, with consent of the Music faculty. Unless student is a music major or music minor, applied music courses may be taken only on a P/NP basis. All piano and guitar majors must have lab experience in accompanying.

MU 3125 Arranging & Orchestration (1)


MU 3142 Music: Essential Elements (1)
Examination of the position and value of music in society. Emphasis on understanding the basic elements of music; appropriate skills for singing, playing, moving to, and listening to music; understanding and appreciation of music, of both Western and of non-Western cultures.

MU 3214 FA Aplied Form and Analysis (2)
Applied Form and Analysis

MU 3215 Applied Music (2)
Applied Accompanying

MU 3216 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (2)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 3224 Form and Analysis (2)
Melody writing. Motif and development. Song forms. Classical forms.

MU 3227 Counterpoint (2)
Eighteenth century practice. Single melodic line. Two voice counterpoint. Motifdevelopment. Two-part invention.

MU 3242 History of Music Applied (2)
Examination of the history, position, and value of music in society. Emphasis will be on the historical evolution of music; basic elements of music; appropriate skills for singing, playing, moving to, and listening to music; and an understanding and appreciation of music of both Western and of non-Western cultures.

MU 3245 Accompanying (2)
Sight reading, transposition, reducing operatic and orchestral scores, improvising simple choral accompaniments, solo vocal and choral warmups, accompanying UIL vocal solo and choral literature. Prerequisite: four semesters of applied piano, passing the piano proficiency examination.

MU 3312 Applied Music History (3)
Applied Music History

MU 3313 Applied World Music (3)
Applied World Music

MU 3315 Applied Music (3)
Applied Harmony

MU 3316 Private Lessons(Applied Music) (3)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 3323 Harmony (3)
Traditional harmony and ear training. Analysis of harmonic idioms as used into the 20th century. Continuation of melody writing. Elementary counterpoint. Prerequisite: MU 1321, 1322 or equivalent and piano proficiency. For music majors and minors only.

MU 3324 Harmony (3)
Traditional harmony and ear training. Analysis of harmonic idioms as used into the 20th century. Continuation of melody writing. Elementary counterpoint. Prerequisite: MU 1321, 1322 or equivalent and piano proficiency. For music majors and minors only.

MU 3332 Beethoven to the 21st Century (3)
Traditional harmony and ear training. Analysis of harmonic idioms as used into the 20th century. Continuation of melody writing. Elementary counterpoint. Pre- requisite: MU 1321, 1322 or equivalent and piano proficiency. For music majors and minors only.

MU 3333 World Music (3)
Survey of music of cultures across the world, with emphasis on Africia, Asia, the Americas, and Eastern Europe. Emphasis on the listening experience. Reading materials focus on the cultural significance of music.

MU 3415 App. all Levels Music Methods (4)


MU 3445 All Level Music Methods (4)
Examination of the position and value of music in the EC-12 school curriculum. Emphasis on ability to organize; relations with administration; and effective methods of presenting material. Development of the ability to express a philosophy of music education, and knowledge of current methods and materials in all fields and levels of music education.

MU 4001 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 4002 Concert Music (0)
The study and practice of performance through required concert attendance, performance opportunities, forums, and discussions. This noncredit course is required of all music majors every semester.

MU 4110 Applied Techniques of Teach I (1)
MU 4110 will be taken in 5 different areas, earning 1 semester hour of credit in each: Percussion; Brass; Woodwinds; Strings; and Voice. In these 1-hour teach- ing technique courses, the lessons deal with meeting common problems found in music classrooms/ensembles. For the instruments: methods of teaching all in stru- ments in each family, based on the similarities of the instruments in each. The stu- dent is expected to reach the intermediate level of playing ability on one in stru- ment in each family. For voice: the fundamentals of vocal technique are covered: posture, breathing, phonation, resonation, articulation, diction, common vocal problems, pedagogy, physiology of the vocal mechanism, and vocal literature.

MU 4111 Applied Techniques of Teach II (1)
This course is a continuation of MU 4110, to be taken in three areas, earning 1 semester hour of credit in each: Percussion, Woodwinds, and Brass.

MU 4115 Applied Music (1)
Applied Improvisation

MU 4117 Applied Music (1)
Applied Tech. Teach Voice

MU 4118 Applied Music (1)
Applied Senior Recital

MU 4119 Applied Music (1)


MU 4125 Improvisation (1)
Fundamental improvisation skills, style interpretation, theory, and common performance practices in the evolution of improvisation.

MU 4130 Advanced Conducting (1)
Advanced Conducting

MU 4181 Special Topics (1)
In-depth study of special topics in music history, music literature, music theory, composition, performance, etc. May be taken for a total of six hours as long as the topics are different.

MU 4210 SX Applied Tech-Teaching Saxop (2)
Applied Techniques of Teaching Saxophone

MU 4211 PL Piano Literature (2)
Piano Literature

MU 4215 AA Applied Advanc Accompanying (2)
Applied Advanced Accompanying

MU 4217 Applied Music (2)
Woodwinds

MU 4218 Applied Music (2)
Private Lessons (Applied Music)

MU 4219 Applied Music (2)
Applied Diction

MU 4225 Jazz Literature (2)
Survey of jazz music from ragtime to modern jazz. Open to majors and non-majors.

MU 4245 Marching Band Techniques (2)
The study of basic marching routines. The parade band. The football band. The contest marching band. Materials

MU 4246 Concert Band Literature (2)
Standard and contest literature. Programming. Rehearsal techniques. Instrumentation. Use of available instrumentation. The contest. Materials.

MU 4248 Choral Literature (2)
Standard and contest literature. Programming. Rehearsal techniques. The balanced ensemble. Score study. Style analysis. Resource materials.

MU 4249 Diction: English, German, Italian, French (2)
Diction and pronunciation for singers. A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its practical application through actual preparation and performance of music literature in the language being studied.

MU 4281 Special Topics (2)
In-depth study of special topics in music history, music literature, music theory, composition, performance, etc. May be taken for a total of six hours as long as the topics are different.

MU 4315 Applied music (3)


MU 4317 Applied Music (3)
Applied Conducting

MU 4318 Applied Music (3)
Applied Vocal Pedagogy

MU 4319 Applied Music (3)
Applied Trumpet 9th semester

MU 4340 Choral Conducting (3)
Basics of conducting technique, score reading, and interpretation. Rehearsal techniques, organization, and the study of appropriate literature. Problems and methods of conducting choral ensembles.

MU 4341 Instrumental Conducting (3)
Basics of conducting technique, score reading, and interpretation. Rehearsal techniques, organization, and the study of appropriate literature. Problems and methods of conducting instrumental ensembles.

MU 4342 Vocal Pedagogy (3)
Fundamentals of vocal technique: posture, breathing, phonation, resonation, articulation, common vocal problems, pedagogy, physiology of the vocal mechanism, and vocal literature.

MU 4381 Special Topics (3)
In-depth study of special topics in music history, music literature, music theory, composition, performance, etc. May be taken for a total of six hours as long as the topics are different.

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